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The Catholic Foundation was established in 1955 by a group of visionary Catholic business and professional leaders in the midst of a period of remarkable growth and prosperity in the Dallas area to ensure that the physical and spiritual needs of those in the community who were less fortunate would never be overlooked.

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Jack Pratt to Receive 2023 Catholic Foundation Award

Jack Pratt

Entrepreneurial mind, servant’s heart and memories of the Great Depression steer philanthropic path for Foundation’s 40th honoree to be celebrated at the February 4, 2023, Catholic Foundation Award Dinner.

Jack E. Pratt, Sr., founder and retired chairman and CEO of Hollywood Casino Corporation and the developer of multiple successful hotels, casinos, commercial and residential buildings and restaurant chains in the U.S., Mexico, South America, Australia and the Caribbean, has been named the 40th Catholic Foundation Award honoree.

Pratt will be recognized on February 4, 2023, during The Catholic Foundation Award Dinner at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, for his Christian example and enormous philanthropic impact made throughout the Dallas area.

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The Catholic Foundation Welcomes Three New Trustees To Board

L to R: Pratt, Bangs, Thompson, Howard, Kramer

Fred Bangs, Mark N. Howard and Dr. Mayra Thompson have been elected to The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees under the leadership of Board Chair Aileen Pratt, who is serving her second year of a two-year term. The new trustees will serve two, three-year terms ending in 2027.

“We welcome Fred, Mark and Mayra to The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees. Our board continues to grow in diversity and expertise, and we are thankful for the valuable time and effort our trustees give to The Catholic Foundation. Their strategic leadership will continue to propel the Foundation’s legacy of successfully serving donors and the Catholic community,” said Matt Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation.

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November 17, 2022

Fifteen Dallas-area Nonprofits, Churches and Schools Receive More Than $950,000 In Fall Grants From The Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation awarded $957,429 to 15 local schools, churches and community organizations during its 2022 fall grant ceremony Nov. 17.
November 9, 2022

The Catholic Foundation to Present $957,429 in Grants at Fall 2022 Ceremony

On Thursday, November 17, The Catholic Foundation will award $957,429 to 15 local schools, churches and community organizations during its 2022 fall grant ceremony. The event will take place at Network of Community Ministries in Richardson.
October 27, 2022

Reminders To Streamline Your End-Of-Year Giving

As we approach the end of 2022 we would like to thank you for your generosity to The Catholic Foundation and for all you do in our community and across the nation. Here are some helpful reminders to assist you as you contemplate your end-of-year giving.

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The vision of The Catholic Foundation is to be the primary philanthropic leader whose trusted stewardship satisfies our donors' intentions while meeting the needs of our Catholic community.